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craw

[ kraw ]

noun

  1. the crop of a bird or insect.
  2. the stomach of an animal.


craw

/ krɔː /

noun

  1. See crop
    a less common word for crop
  2. the stomach of an animal
  3. stick in one's craw informal.
    stick in one's crawstick in one's throat to be difficult, or against one's conscience, for one to accept, utter, or believe


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Word History and Origins

Origin of craw1

1350–1400; Middle English crawe, probably akin to crag 2

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Word History and Origins

Origin of craw1

C14: related to Middle High German krage, Middle Dutch crāghe neck, Icelandic kragi collar

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Idioms and Phrases

Idioms
  1. stick in one's craw, to cause considerable or abiding resentment; rankle:

    She said I was pompous, and that really stuck in my craw.

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Example Sentences

It’s a major stick in the craw of civil rights activists who see these moves as aggression against voters of color.

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One image in the film also stuck in my craw: a shot of a little boy in the audience holding up his white stuffed unicorn.

The seizure of this particular spring sticks in the craw of Palestinian activists—see the “infographic.”

The house is full of “sickness and strain,” which Coral escapes by walking through the “dark craw” of the nearby Sap Green Forest.

But what really stuck in my craw was that Pope mindlessly repeated a spate of spurious claims about ethanol and Brazil.

Small craw-fish387 go up as far as the mountains,388 and the larger as far as the confluence of the Indus and the Acesines.

I'll put grit in your craw and bones in your back, and a sup of glue, till you can stand straight and stick to your friends.

In spite of her anxiety, Nell's laughter rang through the room, as she pictured the pompous Mr. Brander thumping his "craw."

"Got sand in his craw, young Beaudry has," was the common verdict.

A bisque of craw-fish may also be served à la Colbert the same as a bisque of lobster.

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